Volterra in Auckland

NZ Transport Agency’s called upon Volterra’s expertise to investigate the case for a Light Rail between the city centre and Mangere; we previously provided economic analysis on light rail projects from London to Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide. See the article in the New Zealand Herald. Image: Auckland by Craig  via Wikimedia under CC BY-SA 2.0

Say hello to our three new recruits

We have been recruiting and are delighted to welcome three new starters this week – from left to right: Peter Reddy, George Beardon and Elizabeth Bamford.

Game of football anyone…?

Volterra has worked for Arriva Trains on several projects in the past, providing economics and demand/revenue forecasting services for franchise bids including the successful Northern Rail bid and recent submission for the East Midlands franchise. But when Arriva contacted us recently, for once it wasn’t to make use of our transport economics expertise – instead […]

Alex O’Byrne promoted to Associate

We’re delighted to announce a promotion within the Volterra team. Alex O’Byrne has been promoted to Associate. Alex has contributed to and led many complex projects whilst at Volterra. These include the socio-economic assessment of Battersea Power Station, a pre-opening evaluation of Crossrail, the wider economic benefits of specific rails schemes in England, Ireland, Toronto […]

Volterra is recruiting at all levels!


Volterra is an independent and highly successful Economic Consultancy. We specialise in the economic, social and regenerative impacts of development and infrastructure. We developed the original business case and wider economic benefits case for Crossrail, the Northern Line Extension and have worked on High Speed One and High Speed Two. We have analysed the socio-economic […]

Lucy Dean: UK Transport Infrastructure Summit

Lucy Dean

Volterra Associate Lucy Dean spoke at the recent UK Transport Infrastructure Summit in London. Speakers focused on digital technology and how smart transport can reduce infrastructure pressures; Lucy turned to the subject of roads, and autonomous vehicles. She said that autonomous vehicles would relieve congestion, improve speed and reliability, allow productive use of travel time, […]

Volterra at The Road User Charging Forum


ARUP recently hosted The ITS RUC Forum in their Bloomsbury offices; Volterra Associate Kieran Arter and Consultant George Matthews were invited to present the Volterra and Jacobs joint Wolfson Economics 2017 entry “Pricing for Prosperity”. The presentation is available to view here. For fifteen years the RUC Group has welcomed speakers with specialist knowledge and insight […]

We have a new team member

Luke Thurley

Meet Luke Thurley, our new graduate economics consultant. His first-class education from the University of Bristol – BSc Economics, MRes Economics – and the soft skills gained through internships and part-time work will make him a great addition to our team.

Economic analysis for Camden Town Unlimited and Euston Town Business Improvement Districts

Camden Town

At Volterra, we are well known for our work with local government and Business Improvement Districts (BIDSs), undertaking projects to help them develop their vision and strategic plans. Camden Town Unlimited and Euston Town recently commissioned Volterra Partner Ellie Evans and her team to undertake an economic analysis of the combined area’s existing performance, highlight its […]